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Virgin Gorda

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About Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda is a plump, natural beauty, and plesantly underdeveloped, and the best places to stay on Virgin Gorda range from small but perfectly formed resorts to great value colonial style cottages.

Virgin Gorda offers your classic, laid-back Caribbean pleasures: hotels and resorts beside superb beaches, isolated coves with just a friendly beach-bar, an amazingly bright blue seascape to explore and a supremely lush interior.

Popular with the yachting set because of its great range of bars and restaurants, and popular with movie stars and billionaires because most of us would choose to live here if we could, Virgin Gorda's real appeal is its unspoiled natural assets. The Baths, giant granite rock formations which are probably the BVI's best known landmark are a must see. And you can also climb Virgin Gorda Peak.

The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in Virgin Gorda are scattered all round the island, but all offer the perfect spot depending on your taste or budget.

For a special occasion

  • The 26 room Mango Bay Resort is a collection of elegant villas lining an idyllic beach. The atmosphere is quiet and the decor is colonial.
  • Biras Creek is a secluded beach hotel with 31 elegant rooms decorated with Caribbean art, mahogany furniture and sea views. Intimate, grown up and friendly, this hotel has a great seafood restaurant, an oceanfront bar, a spa and gym and tennis courts.
  • The Bitter End Yacht Club's collection of colonial style cottages offer dark wood and generous proportions. This is a great spot for an active holiday - and not just for sailors and fishermen either, although the hotel is very well set up for those two sports. You also have direct beach access if you're travelling with a sailor or fisherman - it's right on the marina.

For families

  • Little Dix Bay is a gorgeous, colonial style resort overlooking a palm-fringed beach. Little Dix is mid-sized so they're able to split their kid's clubs into age groups, and they offer all sorts of watersports to try. For adults too.
  • Leverick Bay Resort is a colourful, family-friendly hotel with a marina, tennis courts, a lively restaurant, a spa and mooring facilities. Making it very popular with the sailing crowd. There are just 14 rooms and suites, some with self catering facilities, starting from just £73 per night.
  • Guavaberry Spring Bay is a charming collection of self-catering villas, with generous, full kitchen and large verandahs, plus they are surrounded by beautiful, lush, landscaped grounds.

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Best Hotels in Virgin Gorda

  • Leverick Bay Resort 14 rooms from $119

    Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

    Family friendly hotel with marina. Colourful rooms have rattan furniture, large bathrooms and balconies. Outdoor pool, tennis courts, mooring facilities and spa treatments. Superb and lively restaurant serving international cuisine. Laid back, jolly and ideal for sailing fans.

    Families  -  Suites have large kitchens/living rooms for family dining, plenty of child friendly activities and hotel entertainment
    Sailing  -  Seafarers are always welcome at Leverick Bay Resort & Marina. Hotel offers a full service dock
    Local markets  -  Nautical Gallery in hotel - hand crafted jewelry, art and gifts in the Caribbean
    Diving  -  Dive BVI
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Guavaberry Spring Bay 12 rooms from $160

    Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

    Charming self-catering villas set amid spectacular gardens. Spacious suites have full kitchens, beamed ceilings and large verandahs. Lush gardens with massive rocks & bougainvillea galore, and direct beach access. Peaceful, relaxed and perfect for independent travellers. Excellent value too.

    Hideaway  -  With kitchens and living rooms to whip up your own meals, a very secluded spot with white sandy beaches on your doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  To the south lie the fabled "Baths", a spectacular phenomenon of tranquil pools and caves formed by gigantic boulders
    Views  -  Some villas have wonderful view across the Caribbean to other small islands
    Great walks  -  Along Spring Bay
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers
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  • Mango Bay Resort, British Virgin Islands 26 rooms from $195

    Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

    Six elegant villas on an idyllic beach, divided into smaller units & offering flexible accommodation. Decor is contemporary with Italian furniture and there are large outdoor terraces for lounging or dining. All units have BBQs and outdoor showers. Direct access to an unbeatable beach.

    Beach Life  -  Secluded bay, large hidden verandahs, full kitchens to take it at your own pace, watersports close by
    Swimming Pool  -  Only with larger private villas
    Sights nearby  -  The Baths
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers
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  • Bitter End Yacht Club 85 rooms from $630

    Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

    Colonial style cottages on the marina. The decor is dark wood, contemporary furnishings and large bathrooms. Outdoor pool, spa, gym and direct beach access. Choice of great international and seafood menu in restaurants. A perfect location for an active holiday.

    Active Holiday  -  Outstanding range of watersports from this harbour location and specialist sailing courses
    Fishing  -  Catch elusive bonefish & Tarpon in the shallows surrounding Virgin Gorda, and Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo and Tuna just offshore
    Kayaking  -  Tandem and single Hobie “Lanai” and “Kona” kayaks are ideal for taking in the scenery surrounding Bitter End
    Sailing  -  Bitter End’s Basic Keelboat Course (additional fees apply) is taught on Rhodes 19s and IC-24s
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Little Dix Bay 100 rooms from $840

    Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

    Gorgeous resort within the palm trees. The decor is colonial with wooden beamed ceilings, contemporary furniture and blue tiled bathrooms. Outdoor pool, beach access, spa, tennis courts, gym and watersports centre. Great Pan-Asian & seafood menus, ambient bar. Luxury stay in an unbeatable location.

    Families  -  Extensive and excellent kids club for both younger and teenage children; large family suites
    Romantic Break  -  Palm-lined beach, outstanding spa, romantic beachfront dinner and gorgeous gardens
    Sailing  -  Resort offers hobie cat sail boats to learn the art of sailing
    Fishing  -  Half and full day deep sea fishing excursions can be arranged
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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